Delhi Timeline 2012
A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Pradeep Kumar Singh, was arrested by the Delhi Police Crime
Branch in Rohini. The Police claim to have recovered a loaded
7.65 mm pistol, and two live cartridges, from his possession.
Pradeep, a resident of Latehar in Jharkhand, was wanted in connection
with an attack on a Police team in Lohardaga in 2000, in which
the then Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Singh was shot dead.
He then fled to Punjab, and remained in hiding for more than five
years. At present, he held the position of an ideologue and recruiter
to preach Maoist ideology, and motivate the youngsters for the
Maoist cause, the Police said.
Police arrested Shiv Kumar alias
Shiva, a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre from Rohini in New Delhi.
Delhi Police said he was involved in several cases of murder and
attacks on Police and Paramilitary personnel. A 9mm pistol was
seized along with two live rounds. Shiva belongs to Narkopi near
Ranchi, Jharkhand. He was the 'area commander' of the Lohardaga
CPI-Maoist guerrilla squad. He was putting up with his brother-in-law
in the city since December after escaping a CRPF-Jharkhand Police
encounter in the forests of Sarayu.
| June 15
With a number of Naxalites [Left-wing
Extremists] being arrested in the national capital, Delhi Police
are sensitising their rank-and-file about Left-wing extremism
across the nation. A day-long special training class was organised
in this regard at Police Headquarters in New Delhi. Officials
from crime branch, special cell and inspectors of police stations
attended the special training class. Senior Indian Police Service
(IPS) officers from Naxal-hit zones were called to share their
While there has been no incident
of violence by the CPI-Maoist in Delhi, the Union Home Ministry
has admitted that this year they have assessed influence of front
organisations of Maoists in its six districts. "The influence
of Maoists in areas is assessed on the basis of both overground
activities by front organisations and violent activities by underground
cadres," Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh told the Rajya
Sabha in a written reply. The Home Ministry has also said
the CPI-Maoist operates in Delhi through the city committee of
the outfit and that Left-wing extremist groups, such as CPI (ML)
New Democracy and CPI (ML) Liberation, are active in the Capital.
The Union Government ruled out
involvement of CPI-Maoist in July 18, violence in Maruti Suzuki's
Manesar plant in Gurgaon. A top official of the Ministry of Home
Affairs (MHA) said this conclusion has come after a probe looked
into all angles, including the possibility of a Maoist link to
Various terror charges were framed by a Delhi
Court against Yogender Singh Bhokta alias Soren, a self-styled
commander of CPI-Maoist, involved in several attacks on Police
teams and rival Naxal groups in Jharkhand.
Note:Compiled from news reports and